I feel the cardboard disk in the shoulder joints of this bear. Steiffs disk jointed bears debuted in 1905, and the company still uses this basic system today. This consists of round cardboard disks and shorter metal pins that are inserted into the bear as part of the manufacturing process. You can feel round disks both in the limbs and in the torso. This bear is stuffed with excelsior that you can see in the worn places that are visible in the photos.
Steiffs earliest Teddy bears were stuffed entirely and firmly with excelsior wood wool. Starting around 1905 or so, the company sometimes used. Kapok (a fluffy, natural stuffing) in addition to excelsior in some of their bears to make them lighter and cuddlier. This bear is made of blond mohair. The majority of Teddy bears made by Steiff in through the 1920s were made from blond mohair.Mohair, which became available on a commercial scale in 1903, is a fabric that is made from a base of cotton material that has fine strands of wool woven through it, much like a hooked rug. The item "1906 Steiff Teddy Bear, Blank Ear Button, Excelsior Stuffing, Blond Mohair" is in sale since Sunday, May 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Bears\Steiff". The seller is "alanpronet57" and is located in Damascus, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.